ZAMTEL has today announced the signing of a partnership with fast growing ride hauling firm Ulendo Taxi for the deployment of ZamPay, a mobile payment platform.
Following this partnership, the over 20,000 Ulendo customers will now have a payment option that is quick and seamless thereby significantly improving customer experience.
All the 6,000 Ulendo taxis will be fitted with ZamPay which will enable drivers to automatically charge customers by making contactless transactions through QR codes.
Zamtel Head of Corporate and Government Affairs Mr. Reuben Kamanga signed the partnership with Ulendo Taxi Chief Executive Officer Mr. Haggai Mandefu at a media event at Zamtel House in Lusaka.
Mr. Kamanga said the partnership with Ulendo Taxi underscores Zamtel’s commitment to the development of a cashless society and the enhancement of the mobile wallet experience for consumers across the country.
He said the onboarding of Ulendo Taxi will increase customer choice and offer a world class safe and secure payment experience for riders.
Mr Kamanga said the use of digital payment platforms such as ZamPay is critical in reducing the cost of doing business and eliminate cash handling risks for taxi drivers.
He further stated that embracing digital payment solutions like ZamPay will fast-track Government’s efforts towards achieving a cashless culture and economy.
“All transactions are encrypted and ZamPay QR code allows taxi businesses to benefit from top security technology. Further, carrying cash can be dangerous for the driver, as it increases the risk of theft, using ZamPay significantly minimizes that risk,” Mr Kamanga said.
He added, “The payment process is significantly faster when using ZamPay as payments through QR codes are processed immediately, in real-time. This is a huge advantage compared to the time it takes to exchange cash. Increased speed means drivers can spend more time picking up customers and less time processing payments or counting change at the end of a journey. This means they can have more time to service more customers, and of course, this streamlined payment process also increases customer satisfaction.”
And Ulendo Taxi Zambia Chief Executive Officer Mr. Haggai Mandefu commended Zamtel for the partnership saying it will significantly boast traffic as more customers on Ulendo will have payment options.
He said the partnership enables Ulendo to provide optimal customer service and demonstrates the firm’s commitment to embracing new payment platforms.
“Not only is this more convenient than cash, but payment options such as ZamPay will cater to the payment preferences of a wider range of our customers and this improves customer convenience in situations where the driver may not have change,” Mr Mandefu said.
MultiChoice launches GOtv Stream in Zambia. A new way to experience the best of sports and entertainment!
NO stranger to bringing entertainment into homes across the nation, MultiChoice is expanding its online offering, by introducing GOtv Stream to GOtv customers across Zambia.
“It is no secret that more and more people are leaning toward streaming services to experience uninterrupted entertainment that’s uninhibited by infomercials and ads. GOtv Stream is just another way MultiChoice Zambia is continuing our trend of upward innovation, as we strive to evolve with our audiences and their viewing needs.”, says Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia
MultiChoice and DStv have already made their presence in the digital space with their online platform – DStv Stream, and now GOtv customers can enjoy the same user-friendly, and personalized streaming at their fingertips. The new feature allows viewers to seamlessly watch their favourite programmes and other content on electronic devices, keeping them connected at any time and from anywhere.
Ms Kooma reiterates that, “You may recall, GOtv was officially launched in Zambia on 5th September 2011, and now with the introduction of GOtv Stream customers will enjoy a great online service. What drives innovation for us, is providing our customers with the content they love, in the way that best suits them. As the home of the best sports and entertainment we will continue to deliver unrivalled value and choice for our customers”.
She adds: “GOtv Stream is an online service that will allow all GOtv customers take a subscription and enjoy our content anywhere and at any time. The launch of GOtv will allow us to expand our online offering and bring more great entertainment closure to the customers”.
Some of the functionality available are; Live TV, TV guide, CatchUp, use on up to four devices, downloading content to devices, and Live Chat. All paid up GOtv customers, with an internet connection can download and use GOtv Stream for free – available on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, 2nd December, 2023)
Government secures an equity partner for Mopani Copper Mines
FOLLOWING the ongoing negotiations to revamp operations at Mopani Copper Mines on the Copperbelt, Government has finally secured an equity partner.
The Equity partner being International Resources Holdings (IRH) an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Conglomerate International holding was selected after an extensive process.
The process was undertaken by ZCCM-IH, together with Rose Child and Company, a company based in South Africa.
In carrying out the process of revamping the mine, which started last year in June, the process focussed on assessing Mopani’s balance sheet due to high level indebtedness and also finding a suitable partner for sustainable development.
Announcing the development, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe said the selection of an equity partner will help restore life back into Mopani.
“I wish to announce and I am so glad and exited to announce that after extensive and thorough process, Government through the directors of ZCCM-IH have appointed a strategic equity partner for Mopani. The preferred partner selected is International Resource Holding Limited an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Conglomerate International holding company,” he said.
He said the partner selected is expected to inject funds into Mopani to stabilise short term work requirements, completion of the mine projects and unlock its potential.
Mr Kabuswe also stated that the equity partner will also reset the existing relationship with Glencore.
He further added that other details of the development at Mopani will be announced in due course when signing of the deal is being made.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)
Over 30 people trapped after a mine accident in Chingola
MORE than 30 people are believed to be trapped in an open pit mine in Chingola district on the Copperbelt after a mining accident.
Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu said the affected are trapped as a result of earth collapsing and has since asked the nation at large to put the affected in prayer.
Mr Mwiimbu speaking in Parliament said more than 30 people are trapped and the rescue team is on site
“May I just inform the nation that we have a tragedy that is brewing in Chingola where a number of our people have been affected by a collapse of the open pit in Chingola. We have more than 30 people under the rubble and we are struggling to retrieve them. We would like to ask all of us to put our citizens in prayer,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)